'Test of Humanity' goes Sun.

The eighth annual “Test of Humanity” goes Sunday in Summerland, in support of education for vulnerable children in Ethiopia.

The mountain biking race attracts about 300 participants from across Western Canada, supported by 80 volunteers. Since its founding, the fundraiser has raised $330,000 for Canadian Humanitarian programs, which aim to break the cycle of poverty in developing countries by providing education.

“We started travelling with Canadian Humanitarian to Ethiopia in 2009 and we watched the young children we met on each trip grow into confident and productive members of their communities. It is a very special moment to see a young vulnerable child who you initially met 9 years ago become a Doctor in her village or the owner of his own business. It demonstrates such a direct impact as to how the money raised at the event can build healthier communities globally,” said race founder Sheilagh Seaton.

The race route follows the Western Ridge of Garnet Valley. Besides the biking, the family-friendly event will include a kid’s tent, an LTG for young bikers to learn tricks from Bike Barn experts and food and coffee from True Grain Bakery and Back Yard Beans.

More information on the event can be found here

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